- The College welcomes around 250 first-year students each fall.
- Acceptance is highly competitive with three qualified applicants per each available space, therefore applying early is recommended.
- All documents required for admission need to be submitted by the published deadlines. They can be found under Steps to Apply.
- It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all of his or her documents and deposits are submitted to the College by the published deadlines.
- Scholarships are a popular source of financial aid for STLCOP students. However, they are limited, so applying early is strongly recommended.
- First-year merit scholarship amounts are determined by ACT composite scores. Students may submit additional ACT score after their acceptance for scholarship consideration, up to the December test date. Scores from the December test date need to be postmarked to the College by Jan. 15
- First-year scholarships are renewable through year three as long as GPA requirements are met.
- First-year resident students will not be issued campus-sponsored parking. However, many amenities are within walking distance from campus or accessible by nearby public transportation.
- If a first-year resident chooses to bring a vehicle to campus, they will not have access to campus parking lots and will be responsible for obtaining and paying for their own parking arrangements, which can be difficult and expensive in the city.
- First-year commuters will be provided campus-sponsored parking, which, if not on campus, will be within walking distance or shuttle service to the campus.
Housing and Meals
- Housing is available in the College's Residence Hall for up to 182 first-year students.
- Preference for housing is given to first-year students who live outside of a 50-mile radius of the College.
- Housing applications from students living within a 50-mile radius will be considered for housing if space is available after students in the preference group have been offered housing.
- Students living within a 50-mile radius who choose to be placed on a wait list for housing should submit a parking application in the event housing is not available and they will be commuting by car.
- First-year residents must purchase a minimum point package for meals, which provides two balanced meals per day from Parkview Cafe. Students can purchase additional points; however, unused points can not carry over to the next school year.
- Housing for second-year students in the Residence Hall is assigned based on availability of space and a lottery system.
- First-year students are admitted directly from high school into STLCOP's six-year professional pharmacy degree program, rather than a pre-pharmacy program.
- Students who enter as first-year students (freshmen) will automatically move into the professional program in their third year by meeting progression requirements.
- Students who successfully complete the six-year professional program, will be awarded a much deserved Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
- Transfer students are admitted only into Year 3 of the program.
- Year 3 transfer openings are only available if students who entered as freshmen leave the program. Therefore, students should not plan on entering the program as a transfer students as it is uncertain how many, if any, transfer spots will be available.